Friday, August 22, 2008

Warming-up and Wompoos

It's really beginning to feel as if winter is almost over as last night was much warmer and the forecast temperature today is a pleasant 28 C. Unusually for this time of year the past few days have been quite overcast and this morning there are a few sprinkles of rain, which is just what we need to freshen up the vegetation.

As we approach the start of spring next month the dawn bird chorus is building-up and this morning a Wompoo Fruit-Dove was calling just outside our bedroom window. They are spectacular birds and their distinctive call is a deep "Wom--Poo". This one was feeding on the berries at the top of a palm tree outside the house.

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